5 Nov 2011

Williams slams Woods with racial slur in Shanghai

3:11 pm on 5 November 2011

New Zealand caddie Steve Williams has shocked guests at an awards ceremony in Shanghai with a racist remark aimed at his former employer Tiger Woods.

Williams was called on stage at the private function to receive an award for celebration of the year, and was asked to talk about his reaction following new employer Adam Scott's win at the WGC Bridgestone Invitational so soon after being fired by Woods.

Williams replied at the function at a luxury Shanghai hotel that his aim with Scott at Akron was to "shove it right up that black (expletive)", before leaving without making further comment.

The 100 caddies, players and guests in attendance had accepted their invitations on condition they would not disclose what happened at the private function held after the second round of the WGC-HSBC Champions tournament.

In August, Williams apologised after describing Australian Scott's victory in Ohio as the most satisfying of his career, despite having previously won 13 majors in tandem with Woods.

Williams called that victory the most satisfying win he's ever had and the greatest week of his life caddying.